Two lives connect through fate and circumstance in the wilds of Alabama when Detroit Repertory Theatre Company presents the Midwest premiere of Dauphin Island by Jeffry Chastang. Directed by Leah Smith, performances of the comedic drama run through March 28 at Detroit Repertory Theatre.
Detroit playwright and Detroit Rep actor Jeffry Chastang takes us on an adventure in the comedy drama, Dauphin Island. Suspicion and fascination dovetail when Selwyn interrupts the self-imposed isolation of Kendra. Leaving behind a messy divorce and time spent living in his car in Detroit, he embarks on a trip for a new beginning. When his car breaks down, he happens upon Kendra, a woman who has secluded herself in the Alabama woods. The play follows the two displaced characters as their lives begin to unexpectedly intertwine and a romance emerges. The result is a loving look at humanity, but not the saccharine sort of love we so often see on the big and small screen. It is a look at the ability of those laid low to try and rebuild, and their willingness to both understand the faults of others and to be willing to help them recreate themselves.